4528.0 - Personal Fraud, 2007 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/06/2008   
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APPENDIX 1 DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST


DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

In addition to the statistics provided in this publication, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) can produce customised tables to meet special data requirements, on request. These are subject to confidentiality and quality constraints however. Inquiries should be made to the National Information and Referral Service, listed on the front of this publication.

Information collected in the survey includes:

  • For identity fraud:
      • Whether a victim of identity fraud
      • Number of times experienced in last 12 months
      • Method of most recent incident of identity fraud
      • Whether reported most recent incident of identity fraud
      • Agencies to whom most recent incident of identity fraud was reported
      • Amount of money lost in most recent incident of identity fraud
      • Amount of time lost in most recent incident of identity fraud
      • Whether behaviour changed due to most recent incident of identity fraud
      • How behaviour changed due to most recent incident of identity fraud
  • For scams (lotteries, pyramid schemes, phishing and related scams, financial advice, chain letters, advance fee fraud):
      • Whether a victim of scam
      • Number of scam approaches in last 12 months
      • Number of scams responded to in last 12 months
      • Method of most recent incident of scam
      • Whether reported most recent incident of scam
      • Agencies to whom most recent incident of scam was reported
      • Amount of money lost in most recent incident of scam
      • Amount of time lost in most recent incident of scam
      • Whether behaviour changed due to most recent incident of scam
      • How behaviour changed due to most recent incident of scam
  • Total financial loss from all fraud
      • Monetary ranges
      • Overall sum

Data can be classified by the following variables:
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Country of birth
  • Educational attainment
  • Labour force status
  • Household type
  • State or territory of usual residence
  • Personal income range
  • Household income range